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Potential atherosclerosis drug exhibits no harmful side-effects in liver

Researchers have developed and tested a synthetic atherosclerosis drug that can reduce the build-up of dangerous blood vessel plaques without producing the side-effect of fatty liver disease (which leads to its own set of problems like diabetes). The encouraging results of this study in mice could...

Prostaglandin receptor key to atherosclerosis development

Atherosclerosis a disease that includes the buildup of fatty, cholesterol-laden lumps of cells inside the artery wall is the underlying cause of heart attacks and strokes. A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators has now demonstrated that a receptor for prostaglandin-E2 pla...

Cholesterol, blood pressure control may reverse atherosclerosis in adults with diabetes

Aggressively lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels below current targets in adults with type 2 diabetes may help to prevent and possibly reverse hardening of the arteries, according to new research supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Instit...

Avandia May Slow Atherosclerosis After Bypass Surgery

But this new study of diabetes drug doesn't prove it's safe, critics say TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- The controversial diabetes drug Avandia appears to slow the progression of atherosclerosis in diabetic patients who have undergone cardiac bypass surgery, thus protecting them ...

Genes that protect against atherosclerosis identified

One way of combating atherosclerosis is to reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now identified the genes that bring about this beneficial effect. In a new study on mice, which is presented in the open-access jo...

CRESTOR(R) Now Indicated to Slow the Progression of Atherosclerosis in Patients With Elevated Cholesterol

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CRESTOR(R) (rosuvastatin calcium) as an adjunct to diet to slow the progression of atherosclerosis in patients with elevated cholesterol. Thi...

Genomas Presents Drug-Specific Genetic Determinants of Statin Safety and Efficacy at the XV International Symposium on Atherosclerosis

Data Being Used to Develop DNA-Guided Decision Support for Statin Prescription BOSTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomas, a biomedical company advancing DNA-guided medicine and personalized healthcare, announced its participation at the prestigious XV International Symposium on Atherosclerosis,...

Drug Fails to Slow Progression of Atherosclerosis

Pactimibe also was associated with more risk of major heart problems, study finds TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that blocks an enzyme involved in the accumulation of cholesterol does not reduce the progression of atherosclerosis, thickening and stiffening of the arterie...

High-normal phosphate levels linked to early atherosclerosis

Healthy adults with higher levels of phosphate in the blood are more likely to have increased levels of calcium in the coronary arteriesa key indicator of atherosclerosis and future cardiovascular disease risk, reports a study in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Society of N...

Long-term HIV treatment may reduce risk for atherosclerosis

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4 Antiretroviral drugs for HIV do not increase the risk for coronary atherosclerosis, a central risk factor for heart disease, according to a study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to be published in the Aug. 8 issue of the journal AIDS and a...

Obesity Drug Shows Mixed Success Against Atherosclerosis

Hope is that Acomplia might help fight coronary disease TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- The weight-loss drug Acomplia may or may not help slow atherosclerosis, a buildup of arterial plaque that's connected with carrying too much weight. A new trial did not find any evidence th...

Study in Circulation Research details how diabetes drives atherosclerosis

Researchers have discovered how diabetes, by driving inflammation and slowing blood flow, dramatically accelerates atherosclerosis, according to research to be published in the March 14 edition of the journal Circulation Research. Experts once believed that atherosclerosis, or hardening of the...

New potential drug target for the treatment of atherosclerosis

LA JOLLA, CA A nuclear receptor protein, known for controlling the ability of cells to burn fat, also exerts powerful anti-inflammatory effects in arteries, suppressing atherosclerosis in mice prone to developing the harmful plaques, according to new research by scientists at the Salk Institute f...

Early Onset of Atherosclerosis Reported in Obese Children

Atherosclerosis is a condition that causes clogging and narrowing of the arteries, due to deposition of substances like fat on their walls. //Over a period of time, the plaque build–up may block the blood flowing in. Such hardening of arteries usually happens in adults. But, Canadian research...

Anti Atherosclerosis Therapies Linked to Leukemia

Scientists studying inflammation and atherosclerosis have recently seen a convergence of their respective fields. Another recent discovery made during the study// of anti atherosclerosis therapies was a tendancy towards development of a dangerous blood cancer known as hronic myelogenous leukemia, ...

Pomegranate juice may cut atherosclerosis risk in diabetics

An Israeli study has revealed that the risk of atherosclerosis in diabetics may be decreased by drinking pomegranate juice. This condition is characterized by// thickening and hardening of artery walls. 80% of the diabetics who die are affected by atherosclerosis. This study, conducted by res...

Link Established Between Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution

A research study conducted by American researcher David A. Schwartz, gives us an insight about the relationship that is existing between development atherosclerosis and air pollution consisting of fine particles. // the study was basically done on mice. Two sets of mice were taken; one set was f...

Calcium-blocker delays atherosclerosis than beta-blockers

Researchers make a comparative study showing that calcium channel blockers are more effective at slowing down atherosclerosis than beta-blockers. In new research, a group of 1,800 patients were assigned to either lacidipine,// a calcium-channel blocker, or atenolol, a beta-blocker. Both drugs are u...

New Insights into Chronic Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory rheumatic diseases are associated with a high rate of death from heart disease. One explanation is a greater susceptibility to atherosclerosis. Although atherosclerosis is linked to inflammation in healthy individuals as well, the mechanism of in...

Cholesterol-lowering Drug Effective at Halting Early Atherosclerosis

An international study using ultrasound technology has found that the most potent cholesterol-lowering drug is also effective at halting// early changes in the blood vessels that can lead to atherosclerosis. “Rosuvastatin arrested the progression of thickened carotid arteries compared to a pl...

Reducing the Risk of Protease Inhibitor-Related Atherosclerosis

Physiologists may have found a way to decrease the risk of hardening of the arteries that accompanies the long-term use of protease inhibitors//, a class of drugs that has emerged as the most effective treatment against HIV and AIDS. Writing in the American Journal of Physiology–Cell Physiolog...

Mother's Healthy Diet Protects Baby from Developing Atherosclerosis

According to a study conducted by the researchers at the University of Southampton it was found that the mother's diet in pregnancy influences the child's susceptibility to atherosclerosis. // The study analysed more than 200 nine-year-old children and correlated that the lower the mother's calo...

Vegetarian Diet Prevents the Development of Atherosclerosis

According to the researcher Michael Adams, from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine it is found that vegetables prevent atherosclerosis //. They analyzed the effect by studying five common vegetables and its effect on mice. It reduced the hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) by 38 ...

Dietary intake of Vitamin E by type 2 diabetics for prevention of atherosclerosis

Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both men and women, which increases the risk by 2-6 fold relative to nondiabetic subjects and that 80 percent of all type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients will die of an atherosclerotic event//. In these patients hyperglyce...

Dietary intake of Vitamin E by type 2 diabetics for prevention of atherosclerosis

Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both men and women, which increases the risk by 2-6 fold relative to nondiabetic subjects and that 80 percent of all type 2 Diabetes // mellitus patients will die of an atherosclerotic event. In these patients hyperglycem...

Increase Cereal Fibre To Combat Atherosclerosis

New research findings elevate the role of fibres further by stating that cereal fibre and whole-grain products may slow atherosclerosis and plaque build-up in the arteries in postmenopausal women.// Previous studies linked dietary fibre, particularly cereal fibre, with a decreased risk of heart...

Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease

...spitalized between 2000 and 2008 found that those with previously diagnosed atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries -- were less likely to undergo artery-opening ... on them." Or maybe it's a question of money, he added. The incidence of atherosclerosis is highest among people without a lot of money, he said, "and they may not ...

Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

...ta from big studies, that they are not only preventive but also help in therapy for a number of conditions, such as atrial fibrillation, heart attack, atherosclerosis and heart failure." The report in the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology cites four trials with almost 40,000 par...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

...r 50 years of age, to help educate attendees about atherosclerosis ("athero" for short) -- the progressive buildup of...ero can result in a heart attack or stroke. atherosclerosis can begin in early adulthood and may continue as a...l educate attendees at the 2009 Senior Games about atherosclerosis and encourage them to take steps to take care of t...

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

... cells taken from bone marrow can be programmed to restore a variety of cells and tissues, including ones involved in cardiovascular disorders such as atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. "To our knowledge, this is the first report using targeted gene manipulation to specifically program an adult stem cel...

TriReme Medical, Inc. Receives CE Marking for Glider(TM) PTCA Dilatation Catheter

... the best possible treatment for patients suffering from complex arterial disease." About Bifurcation Disease Approximately 20% of all atherosclerosis cases involve lesions at or near side branches in the coronary tree. Acute and long term outcomes in this subset of patients are worse than the outcom...

Prescient Medical Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year Award

...wire/ -- Prescient Medical, Inc. has received the prestigious 2009 North American Product Innovation of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan for atherosclerosis Lesion Management. This award recognizes Prescient Medical's efforts to reduce deaths related to heart attacks using the vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield....

Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

...t recent studies have shown statins can not only lower cholesterol but can improve certain measures of vascular structure and function associated with atherosclerosis in adults." The side effects caused by statins -- elevation of liver enzymes, problems with muscle inflammation -- "can be monitored with lab tests...

The 'see food' diet

...cult for them to read or even recognize faces. A diet high in omega-3 fatty acids has been found to protect against a variety of diseases including atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Retrospective studies have suggested that diets high in fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids may also contribute to protection ag...

Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

...r. Terry presented the findings in June at the International Symposium on atherosclerosis in Boston. It is not known why segments respond in such different mann...ation The U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has more about atherosclerosis . -- Kevin McKeever ...

Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

...tors but they are adamant about not changing their lifestyle or taking coronary medication, I think it sometimes helps patients realize their coronary atherosclerosis [hardening of the arteries] has begun." A definitive study of the risk-benefit ratio of CAC scanning is unlikely, Einstein said. The people in ques...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

...nd medications: This is typically the approach when blockage is less than 60 percent, and no symptoms of stroke are apparent. The goal is to slow the atherosclerosis through exercise, stopping smoking, losing weight if needed, and eating a healthful diet. In addition, aspirin or blood-thinning medication can ...

Study in Nature: MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases in blood vessels

... A newly discovered mechanism controls whether muscle cells in blood vessels hasten the development of both atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease, according to an article published online today in the journal Nature . The study was led by the Gladstone Institute of Ca...

Police work undermines cardiovascular health, comparison to general population shows

...archers have determined that underlying the higher incidence of subclinical atherosclerosis -- arterial thickening that precedes a heart attack or stroke -- may be the...explained by those conventional heart disease risk factors. Subclinical atherosclerosis means that the disease shows progression but does not qualify yet as overt ...

Billy Mays Autopsy Results Point to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

...gilant in their medical care and lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of cardiac arrest." Dr. Mosesso said that along with high blood pressure and atherosclerosis (also known as coronary artery disease), other known risk factors for sudden cardiac arrest include a previous heart attack, heart failure, diabetes, ...
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